The music of Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins, Bennett & Perkins, is an exercise in storytelling with many of their songs set in the greater Conway area, their home base. Their songs share lost loves, lost lives and real life adventure, coupled with haunting harmonies and memorable arrangement of vocals and guitar. Whether it's a song about traveling to Cape Breton to a country dance or a love story between a man and his long-lost wife, their songs evoke a strong emotional response from the audience.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tupelo's Spring Fling Mar. 4th Featuring Bennett & Perkins

The NH Acoustic Music Association  presents a Pre-Spring Fling fundraiser, highlighting a potpourri of traditional acoustic music such as Celtic, Old Time and folk by outstanding NH musicians. The fundraiser takes place at the Tupelo's Music Hall in Londonderry, NH.

Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki has been fiddlin' around for 16 years, performing solo and collaborating with numerous bands around New England, New York City, and Ireland. Known for taking the fiddle into genres where it's rarely seen, Jordan nonetheless grew up on traditional Celtic music and therefore good ol' jigs and reels will always have a special place in his heart and in his performances. His new album, Into the Cold, is comprised of original songs deeply rooted in the Celtic tradition but made unique by funk and jam influences. Contact Jordan directly at to attend a pre concert workshop titled “Genre- Hopping” from 12 noon to 1 PM, pre registration required. 

The Bradford Bog People play lively foot stomping traditional music of the Appalachian Mountains, from Eastern Kentucky, the Virginias, Ozarks, and North Carolina. Their music features rhythmic clawhammer banjo and fiddle dance tunes, unusual fiddle tunes played in archaic tunings, and ballads.  

From the White Mountains of New Hampshire comes a unique blend of harmonies and guitars from the duo of Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins, known as Bennett & Perkins. The pair performs a startling array of original songs with powerful lyrics and melodies, coupled with exceptionally strong vocals and guitar playing. 

Seth  Connelly is the consummate sideman, the versatile solo performer, the integral band member.  He performs with the bands, "The Salty Dawgs", "The Seeing Eye Boys", & "The Folk Tradition". 

 “Lost Minds Bluegrass Band”, Bob & Diane Kordas with Todd Thurlow, will be the host band.

The schedule of performances is as follows:

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM Seth Connelly
2:30 PM - 3:10 PM Bradford Bog People
3:30 PM - 4:10 PM Bennett and Perkins
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Jordan Tirrell Wysocki Trio

Attending musicians are invited to bring their instruments for a jam after the show from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.

The people who organized and support NHAMA are on a mission to promote acoustic music across the state of NH, increasing awareness of it among venue owners, promoters, and potential audiences.Their goal is:
- for performers to make themselves known and list their performances
- for venue owners to list their concerts and find new performers

- for recording studios, music stores, and radio stations to be known in the acoustic community

- for listeners to find acoustic music happenings throughout the state

Cost is $13 per person admission. For more information, visit the NHAMA or Tupelo's Music Hall in Londonderry, NH. Tupelo Music Hall is located at 2 Young Road in Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053; phone 603.437.5100.